Movie writers that have never personally experienced what they are writing about, should be banned from being the script writers for a movie on that subject. The writers for This Mean War are those writers I just talked about. They have never dated, they are probably virgins and here they are, writing for a movie that is 90% about dating. That is how bad and cheesy the lines are when it came to the interaction between the girls and boys in this flic and the director had to be in a cocoon or be a virgin as well, since he did not catch the pendejadas either.
This movie was designed to market itself, not marketed to death to make you want to go to see what the fuss was all about, as many movies are. It is smartly made and attention should be given to detail to get the full effect, yet it does not inundate you with detail in the form of script only, instead mixing the superbly done text with equally masterful action. The two and a half hours the movie runs does not feel that long. The movie is in the mold of the great whodunit films, but very modern and hard-hitting, sparing no detail, no matter how violent or sexual.
NEW YEARS EVE: The criticism this movie had received was in part due to the love/hate that existed for the prequel (kind of), Valentine’s Day , and the general feeling that this movie just tried to get you there by packing it with celebrities at every turn and being light on plot and depth. Another critic said that the movie ran so many subplots that it didn’t give any of them a chance to properly develop. Any movie that does run several subplots simultaneously, which it seems began to be attempted more and more after the success of Pulp Fiction, runs that risk.
I’ve always liked that West Coast rap game, but haven’t heard anything with that cool Cali flavor in a long time. It’s the kind of music that makes you just want to cruise the day away. Then I heard Big Dan, who some call “the next big thing in Chicano-Rap”.
MC Magic the founder of Nastyboy Records and Arizona native has a new bilingual album out titled “The Rewire”. The music-style variety on The Rewire is extensive, with everything from his signature synthesized love songs to club-bangers and everything in-between.
Written/Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Starring: Javier Bardem
Bardem magnificently plays Uxbal, an ailing father of two young children in the slums of Barcelona. Uxbal hustles to provide for his kids and to survive in the slums of Barcelona, with no help at all from the children’s delusional mother. Throughout the film Uxbal has to make some of the most disturbing decisions a man would ever have to make in regards to his family, job and life and yet Bardem seemingly effortlessly captures those moments.